How to update the Play Store & apps on Android

Update the Play Store & Apps on Android

Keeping your Play Store and apps updated ensures you have access to the latest features, bug fixes, and security patches. Here’s how to do it on your Android device:

Updating the Play Store:

  1. Open the Play Store app on your device.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  3. Select “Settings”.
  4. Scroll down and tap on “About”.
  5. Under “Play Store version,” you’ll see the current version installed.
    • If an update is available, it will automatically download and install.
    • If it says “Play Store is up to date,” then you have the latest version.

Updating Apps:

There are two ways to update your apps:

Method 1: Updating Individual Apps:

  1. Open the Play Store app.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  3. Select “Manage apps & device”.
  4. A list of your installed apps will appear. Apps with updates available will be labeled “Update available”.
  5. Tap on the app you want to update.
  6. Tap “Update”.

Method 2: Updating All Apps at Once:

  1. Open the Play Store app.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  3. Select “Manage apps & device”.
  4. Tap on the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
  5. Select “Update all”.
    • This will update all apps with available updates at once.

Additional Tips:

  • You can also enable automatic app updates to keep your apps updated automatically. To do this, follow these steps:
    • Open the Play Store app.
    • Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
    • Select “Settings”.
    • Under “Auto-update apps,” choose the desired option:
      • “Update apps over Wi-Fi only”: This will update apps only when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
      • “Auto-update apps at any time. Data charges may apply”: This will update apps using your mobile data, which might incur charges depending on your data plan.
  • It’s important to only update apps from the official Google Play Store for security reasons. Downloading apps from unknown sources can be risky.

By following these steps, you can easily keep your Play Store and apps updated on your Android device.